Sick of being bashed for EP'ing!

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-16-2012
Sick of being bashed for EP'ing!
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Sat, 12-29-2012 - 12:57am

I'm tired of hearin how much better it is to breastfeed, how unfortunate it is to pump, how I'm missin out in bonding with my baby etc. can't a girl get some credit for working her bum off to provide her baby with liquid gold, regardless of how it comes out? I'm at over 5 months now and would like to make it to 12 months, but I've ha so many emergencies going on that my supply is going away regardless of what I try. From all the breastfeeding moms all I hear is 1 ayers is all that counts you can't stop etc. 

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Registered: 09-01-2004
Mon, 12-31-2012 - 12:33pm

I am sorry people are not very supportive. I have been there. They go on and on about how much easier it is to breastfeed. I hate breastfeeding. It is not a bonding moment for me. I get angry and resentful and feel miserable when I nurse. I hate that I feel that way but it is what it is. I exclusively pumped last time and loved it. I never minded the extra work of cleaning bottles and pump parts. I bonded more with my son while feeding him a bottle of breastmilk then I ever did with him actually at my breast. People are already giving me grief for choosing to pump as soon as I get home from the hospital when this baby is born. I know it is my happy medium and look forward to doing it again. What makes me happy will make this baby happy and we will both still benefit from bottle feeding breast milk just as much if not more then me actually breastfeeding. Good luck mama! 

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